NEW YORK (AP) - Perrigo Co., which makes over-the-counter drugs, said it will expand its U.K. business by buying Rosemont Pharmaceuticals Ltd. for about $283 million in cash.
The Allegan, Mich., company said the deal will give it more liquid drugs and bolster its net income in 2013. Rosemont had about $60 million in revenue in 2012, and its products include both specialty and generic prescription drugs.
Perrigo said the deal should add about 8 cents per share to its annual net income if one-time items are excluded. The company now expects to earn between $5.53 and $5.73 per share on an adjusted basis for the year.
Analysts expected $5.57 per share on average, according to FactSet.
Date: February 11, 2013
Source: Associated Press